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Public Works

The Public Works department administers a variety of annual programs that affect the health, convenience and comfort of City residents and the community, including the maintenance and repair of all City streets, bridges, stormwater lines and sidewalks, as well as a comprehensive traffic signal and signing network; the design of public works projects and review of related construction; the maintenance and repair of all City motorized equipment; the collection and disposal of solid waste; and the maintenance and repair of City owned buildings.

Departmental Goals

To provide a balanced network of various modes of transportation and a safe and efficient system of inner‑city travel; to provide safe, potable water in adequate quantities; to promote resource conservation and increased public awareness of issues facing public works; to provide for the safe disposal and treatment of solid waste, and to promote increased efficiencies in all public works operations.


A presentation will be given to explain the reasons for the fee, calculation methodology, and ways to obtain credits to lower the fee charged to a property owner. 

Residents are asked to please RSVP by calling Public Works at 610-437-7587 and indicating which meeting they would like to attend.

The meetings are scheduled as follows:


Monday, Dec. 4, 2017; 5:00pm - 6:30pm          

Allentown Public Library, Community Room  1210 Hamilton Street


Monday, Dec. 4, 2017; 7:30pm - 9:00pm          

East Side Youth Center, Social Hall  1140 East Clair Street


Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017; 1:00pm – 2:30pm

City Council Chambers  435 Hamilton Street


Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017; 5:00pm - 6:30pm          

Episcopal Church of the Mediator  1620 West Turner Street


Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017; 7:30pm - 9:00pm           

Mack South Fire Station  1902 Lehigh Street

Contact Information

Craig Messinger
Interim Director
Fax: 610-437-7614